Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Psycho Ape! 2020

- No Such Thing as Monsters 2019

- Noise in the Middle 2020

- Social Distance 2020

- Silent Running 1972

- They Reach 2020

- 2 Cool 2 be 4gotten 2016

- The Mark of the Bell Witch 2020

- The Ventures: Stars on Guitars 2020

- Incision 2020

- Two Twisted Tales 2021

- Beasts Clawing at Straws 2020

- Return to Splatter Farm 2020

- Burst City 1982

- Without a Body 2017

- Love in Dangerous Times 2020

- The Retreat 2020

- Acquainted 2018

- The 5th Dimension 2012

- Beast Mode 2020

- Cup of Cheer 2020

- Keeping Rosy 2014

- The Devils Heist 2020

- Killing Time 2019

- My Summer as a Goth 2018

- The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw 2020

- Curse of the Black Shuck 2020

- It's Just a Game 2018

- Daughters of Darkness 1971

- Rumble Strip 2019

- A Bennett Song Holiday 2020

- Break Even 2020

- Greatland 2020

- Goodnight, Halloween 2020

- Playhouse 2020

- Into Light 2020

- The Other Soul to Evie 2020

- Fugue 2018

- Opus of an Angel 2017

- All Joking Aside 2020

- Painter 2020

- The Last Starfighter 1984

- John #3 2017

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Invasion Earth

UK 2016
produced by
Steven M. Smith (executive), Paul G. Andrews (executive), Tariya Wells (executive), Gregory Schmauss (executive), Duane A. Sikes (executive) for Greenway Entertainment
directed by James Twyman, Steven M. Smith (co)
starring Charlotte Gould, Phoebe Delikoura, Nigel Thijs, David Shaw, Sammy Johnston, Cameron Bell, Darren James King, Colette Hughes, Cavan Holsgrove, Jonathan Jules, Ylana Lovell, Jon-Paul Gates, Tony Fadil, Rebecca Hughes, David Artus
written by James Twyman, music by Jon Bentley

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Dr. Carson (David Shaw) runs an alternative clinic - basically an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere - for the rehabilitation of addicts of one form or another, and of course he got your typical mix of inmates here who mostly have chosen his treatment to a prison sentence, from racist Derek (Darren James King) to fallen from grace and heroin-addicted teen idol Vicky (Phoebe Delikoura), from nymphomaniac Ada (Charlotte Gould) to  woman in a man's body Simon/Cheryl (Cameron Bell), and everything in-between. In fact, he has that explosive a mix that he has hired former special forces man Thomas (Nigel Thijs) to keep things in check. But despite the explosive mix, it seems the therapy sessions are going really well and the worst thing Carson has to worry about is a sensation-hungry TV personality, Pierceson (Jon-Paul Gates), who has sworn to wreck Carson's clinic for no other reason than to have a good story that pretty much writes itself, no matter whether it's true or not. But Carson manages to handle that rather beautifully. Thing is, what nobody knows, aliens have landed in the neighbourhood to apparently prepare an invasion, and while Vicky's in voluntary solitary to overcome her withdrawal symptoms - and Thomas who was to watch over her is distracted by horny Ada - the aliens brainwash her to be one of theirs, and soon she's gone to come back as a killing machine. Now as all of the group works together, they manage to overcome Vicky (if not without losses), but now the aliens have caught their sense and start decimating them, starting with Carson as if to chopping off the head of the snake. Now most of the inmates are tougher than they look and think, also thanks to what they've learned Carson's therapy - but are they even remotely up to fighting an extraterrestrial force they can't even begin to understand ...


Now there's one thing one can certainly not blame Invasion Earth for, and that's not being daring: The first part of the film actually plays like a socio-realist drama with an agenda - that in all honesty might hit some clichés along the way but for the most part stays very grounded and is rather nicely carried by the actors. But halfway through the movie, the film completely changes tune rather surprisingly (even if there were plenty of hints to that before) and becomes a mix of alien invasion story and survival horror - and somehow it all makes sense, as the film manages to use the carefully set up characters in their new surroundings and gives them arks that go beyond just their addictions. And a very subtle directorial effort sees to it that despite its thematic shift the movie comes across as a coherent whole - and a cool ride at that.


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Invasion Earth
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Invasion Earth here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Invasion Earth at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD